Doing the Lord’s Work

Colossians 3:23(NLT)—Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than people.

Sometimes a chore seems like such a challenge.  It is not easy to do work that you don’t like doing.  Having a job you don’t particularly enjoy is hard to do a good job at.

Even when the atmosphere is hard to work in, or the people are hard to work for makes a job difficult to do.  I remember when I had a job where the older women loved to talk down other workers.  It was hard to do my job.  I went to the main boss and told him how it was affecting my work.  He called a couple of them, who were the worst gossips, into his office and discussed the problem.  It seemed to make it worse.  The looks they gave me were like they wanted to kill me or something.  It wasn’t easy but I ignored them and did my job.  I read the verse Colossians 3:23, and did it.  I did my job for the Lord.  My boss noticed the change in my work and was pleased.  I know the Lord was pleased, too.

Putting God’s Word into action is what we are to do.  James 1:22(NIV)—Do not merely listen to the Word, and so deceive yourselves.  Do what it says.

If you have a job you don’t particularly like, try to do it as you would for the Lord.  It really does help the job go easier.  Obeying the Word of God blesses Him and He blesses us back.

Psalm 40:8(Amplified)—I delight to do your will, O my God; yes.  Your law is within my heart.

This verse makes a very important point.  To have His law in our heart, we need to read His Word.  When we desire to know Him and want to obey His Word, we will learn what His will is as we read.  The more we meditate on His Word, the more we will retain and hold it close within our heart.

James 1:25(Amplified)—But he who looks carefully into the faultless law, the [law] of liberty, and is faithful to it and perseveres in looking into it, being not a heedless listener who forgets but an active doer [who obeys], he shall be blessed in his doing (his life of obedience).

When you get tired of doing a certain job or catch yourself feeling dragged down in your position, remember to do it for the Lord, not just for people.  It makes a big difference in your performance on the job.  Even if it is just for a little chore, like taking out the trash; if it is something you don’t like doing, think that you are doing it for the Lord and that He will be pleased.

Think about it.  Can you think of times when you could use this strategy to help your situation? Remember verse Colossians 3:23 and do it.

God’s Word is Forever!

The Bible is God’s Word. He speaks to us through His Word. “John 1:1(NIV)–In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.”

In this Scripture verse, God is telling us that Jesus is the Word. We know this because in the gospel, Jesus only said what the Father wanted Him to say. John 5:19(NIV):…”I tell you the truth, the Son can do nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing, because whatever the Father does the Son also does.”

He only speaks what the Father wants Him to say. When God said, “and the Word was God; He was speaking about Jesus and God said that the Word was God. The Father God, the Son Jesus, and God the Spirit are all one. That is one of the great mysteries of God that He wants to reveal to the ones who seek Him.

The Bible has been around since the creation of mankind. God inspired common men to write His words down. 2Timothy 3:16(NIV)–“All Scripture is God breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousnesss that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” No one has ever been able to destroy His written word. God’s Word is Forever!